after two years of trial and error, NASA's heat probe has not been able to dig itself to a sufficient depth.
Mars is about to be a very busy place when three separate missions arrive at the red planet in February.
Look for 3 appearances by the International Space Station this week.
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Scientists are hoping to turn Mars green one day according to a new study in Icarus. The journal
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Know the date for every celestial event in 2021 with our astronomical calendar that lists every full moon, meteor showers and eclipse to see in Hong Kong this year.
Named TOI-561b, the so-called "super earth" planet is almost as old as the universe and twice the size of Earth.
The Power Rangers can have their own Endgame.
Long considered too risky, solar geoengineering is now being more seriously considered as the threat of climate change grows more dire. But critics say such a test would set a dangerous precedent.
NASA released the best times to see the ISS from where ever you are in the city.
Researchers have identified what they say is one of the oldest planetary systems that has ever been discovered. The planetary system has a rocky planet known as TOI-561b orbiting a star that is 10 …
Scientists say they have discovered a new planet described as a “Super-Earth.”
NASA is celebrating a milestone for the Curiosity Rover that’s been on the surface of the Red Planet since August 6, 2012. Curiosity has now spent 3000 Martian days, or sols, exploring Mars. …
Astronomers discovered a rare 'Super-Earth,' a hot, rocky exoplanet orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
Astronomers discovered a rare 'Super-Earth,' a hot, rocky exoplanet orbiting one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
NASA's Curiosity rover took a mosaic selfie to mark its milestone of 3,000 Martian days on the Red Planet.
Unless some all-knowing alien beings enlighten us about things in space that our human brains can barely fathom, the universe is always going to keep secrets from us Earthlings.
Ultra high-def footage to fascinate galaxy geeks, and the rest of us, too.
“We’ve given it everything we’ve got, but Mars and our heroic mole remain incompatible,” the German Space Agency scientist said in a statement.
I admit that my title for this column is a strange one, but there is an explanation. Let’s start with Mars. Since late last summer, Mars has been a part of the evening sky. In early October, Mars a…
It was not that long ago that the fate of the International Space Station (ISS) hung in the balance, as its operators were scrambling to find funding to keep it running. In the short term, that problem has been solved, and the ISS is now looking to expand.
NASA scientists have made an out-of-this-world discovery. It may look like a picture of Earth with a dark filter on it, but it’s actually a...
Mark your calendar for meteor showers, supermoons and even a total lunar eclipse in 2021. The first event happens Jan. 20.
On Wednesday, NASA announced that the upgraded SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft successfully splashdown at 8:26 PM EST west of Tampa, Florida. The successful splashdown marked the ending of the compa…
Curiosity, the rover that’s been exploring the planet Mars since it touched down on the Red Planet on August 6, 2012, just celebrated its 3,000th day on Mars on January 12, 2021.
By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA declared the Mars digger dead Thursday after failing to burrow deep into the red
Researchers have identified one of the oldest planetary systems ever discovered, and it's a strange one.
Hopefully we'll get some decent weather to be able to appreciate the largest man-made object in space as it glides across the sky!
SPACE may soon be home the hottest new hotel around, if a new startup led by an ex-NASA International Space Station head (ISS) goes according to schedule.
Another Earth far away?
A hot, rocky Super-Earth, near one of the oldest stars in the galaxy. The planet is about 50 percent larger than Earth.
If the dots on the loading screen were planets, is their motion realistic? And can we actually model it?
InSight lander's "mole" was unable to hammer through the Martian soil, and unusually dusty solar panels meant the robot was generating less power.
After nearly two years of struggles, NASA has abandoned efforts to deploy a heat flow probe on its InSight lander into the surface of Mars.
It’s almost time. Soon the James Webb Space Telescope will be on its way to the Sun/Earth L2 Lagrange point and will begin its at least 5-year science mission. Really, it’s going to happen. Despite several delays since the program began in 1996 and a budget that has exceeded the original by several billion dollars, … Continue reading "James Webb Unfolds Sunshield"
NASA have revealed the discovery of a new planet that orbits around three different suns.The planet, named KOI-5Ab, was discovered by NASA's...
According to new observations from the New Horizons spacecraft, the number of galaxies in the universe is likely in the hundreds of billions, not trillions.
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SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 8:26 p.m. EST on Wednesday west of Tampa off the Florida coast, marking the return of the company’s 21st contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA.
Many consider the various rovers we’ve sent to Mars as the next best thing to sending a geologist to the Red Planet. Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity have carried all the necessary equipment similar to what human geologists use on Earth, and are able to navigate the terrain, “see” the landscape with the various cameras, pick … Continue reading "Thanks to Perseverance, We’re Finally Going to Hear What Mars Sounds Like"
NASA leadership and members of the mission will discuss the agency’s latest rover, which touches down on the Red Planet on Feb. 18.
NASA’s groundbreaking New Horizons mission is revolutionising what we understand about outer space, but its latest finding has suggested that there might actually be a whole lot less out there than we first thought. Data from the New Horizons spacecraft, NASA’s third interstellar mission, has shown that the universe is actually darker than previously estimated, …
Researchers from NASA and the the University of Johannesburg explain their findings behind magnetars and the amount of galaxies they see in space.
Redditors are weighing in on a seven-year-old's question: 'Could a Cheeto destroy the ISS?' 'Scientists' gave their answers with many saying it would vaporize and leave an orange stain.
Before a dark energy telescope instrument can begin producing the largest 3D sky map yet, researchers needed an even bigger 2D map of the universe.
The week of Jan. 11, scientific investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station included studies of perception of motion in microgravity, capturing footage for a virtual reality series about life on station, testing of a new spacesuit cooling system, and monitoring adaptation of the body to space.
SpaceX rolled out a Falcon 9 rocket Sunday night to pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for liftoff with the next 60 Starlink internet satellites, but officials pushed back the launch by 24 hours until Tuesday to await improved weather in the offshore booster recovery zone.
Spaceflight Now members can watch a live view of pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where SpaceX is readying a Falcon 9 rocket for launch with 60 more Starlink internet satellites.
An air-launched rocket built by Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit reached orbit Sunday for the first time, delivering 10 experimental CubeSats for NASA and positioning the company for the start of commercial operations.
A critical test-firing of NASA's Space Launch System moon rocket in Mississippi ended just 67 seconds after it began Saturday, well short of a planned eight-minute burn that was supposed to clear the way for the space agency to finally ship the rocket's core stage to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for launch preparations.
The four RS-25 engines at the bottom of NASA's first Space Launch System core stage shut down about a minute into a ground test-firing Saturday that was supposed to last more than eight minutes.
On its second launch attempt after a propulsion problem prevented its light-class air-dropped rocket from reaching space last year, Virgin Orbit will try to deliver 10 experimental CubeSats into orbit as soon as Sunday on a mission booked by NASA five years ago for $4.7 million.
A critical test-firing of the Space Launch System's core stage engines cut off about a minute into a planned eight-minute burn Saturday on a test stand at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The rocket's four engines ignited at 5:27 p.m. EST (2227 GMT) for a test that was to pave the way for the core stage's shipment to the Kennedy Space Center for launch preparations.
Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch attempt Saturday for its first mission of 2021 to review sensor data. Officials did not immediately set a new target launch date. The company's light-class Electron rocket is set for launch from New Zealand with a small clandestine satellite for OHB, a German aerospace company.
NASA ground crews at the Kennedy Space Center are continuing to stack segments of the Space Launch System’s side-mounted solid rocket boosters on a mobile launch platform inside the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building.
A critical test firing Saturday of the four main engines powering the first stage of NASA's gargantuan Space Launch System moon rocket is the final major hurdle before the fully assembled booster's costly, oft-delayed launch late this year on an unpiloted test flight.
The Hubble Space Telescope spotted a growing, gaseous supernova remnant, known as 1E 0102.2-7219, from a supernova explosion that occurred 1,700 years ago during the fall of the Roman Empire.
Data from the now-destroyed Arecibo radio telescope has revealed a bizarre new type of hybrid venomous spider star.
Three years ago, two neutron stars collided in a cataclysmic crash, the first such merger ever observed directly. Naturally, scientists kept their eye on it — and now, something strange is happening.
A citizen scientist group has created the most complete map to date of brown dwarfs neighboring our solar system.
On Jan. 18, 2002, the National Science Foundation formally opened the Gemini South telescope in Chile. See how it happened in our "On This Day In Space" series!
SpaceX will launch its first batch of Starlink satellites in 2021 on Tuesday (Jan. 19) to expand the company's growing megaconstellation and you can watch the action live online.
Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket reached orbit today (Jan. 17) on its second test flight — and also successfully deployed 10 satellites.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the first Starlink satellite fleet of 2021 on Tuesday (Jan. 19) and you can watch it live online here, courtesy of SpaceX.
An "Old Faithful"-like event in space may shed light on the nature of stars nearby supermassive black holes embedded in galaxies.
Surprisingly, the fate of a star is easy to predict. All you need to know is how big it is.
NASA fired up the core stage of its massive new megarocket Saturday (Jan. 16) in a critical test that appeared to shut down early.
The small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab called off its first launch of 2021 from New Zealand Saturday (Jan. 16) due to some strange sensor readings ahead of liftoff.
For much of the U.S. we're now into the coldest part of the winter season, and for those who may have recently received a telescope for a holiday gift, the biggest complaint usually is: "I'd love to spend time looking at the wintertime stars, but it's so cold!"
Bumblebee gravity could explain dark energy — if it's proven true.
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NASA will attempt to fire the engines on its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket for the first time today and you can watch the fiery action live online.
Marvel Comics relaunches the "Alien" comic book franchise in 2021 with this terrifying tale of a Weyland-Yutani mercenary battling a new breed of xenomorph creature.
Vaonis, a French startup that raised eyebrows in 2018 with its sci-fi robot-looking Stellina smart telescope, has revealed its latest newbie-friendly astrophotography invention.
Space shuttles fly to the moon and astronauts take up arms in the new trailer for the second season of "For All Mankind." The series returns to streaming on Apple TV+ on Feb. 19.
SpaceX's latest Starship prototype needs some maintenance work before it can take to the skies.
Former NASA astronaut William "Bill" Thornton, who used his own inventions to measure and combat the ill-effects of microgravity while on board two space shuttle missions, has died at the age of 91.
The acclaimed graphic designer and comics creator explores extreme typographic territory in this wild first contact tale.
The year 2020 has tied the record for the hottest year on record, a new NASA study shows.
This Friday (Jan. 15), "Space Chat" will explore climate change.
NASA's Curiosity rover marked 3,000 Martian days, or "sols," on the Red Planet Tuesday (Jan. 12), a mere five weeks before NASA's Perseverance rover is scheduled to touch down.
Long before millions of people isolated themselves to protect against a pandemic, three astronauts spent 21 days secluded from the rest of the world after being exposed to the moon, as shown in the new short film "Apollo 11: Quarantine."
NASA is ready to give missions at Mars and Jupiter a little more time to continue their investigations, although there's no guarantee they will finish out their extended missions.
The incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris may very well make history with their choice to lead the 62-year-old U.S. space agency.
Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2021, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences.